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Intuitive Surgical wins FDA OK for Firefly imaging

August 21, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

All new da Vinci systems will ship with Intuitive Surgical's newly cleared Firefly blood and tissue imaging technology.

Intuitive Surgical wins FDA OK for da Vinci imaging feature

Report: Surgical robots may be moot in cystectomy

July 24, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Robot-assisted surgical devices maker Intuitive Surgical takes offense as doctors at a major U.S. cancer center warn that robot-assisted surgery may have little to offer patients undergoing surgical bladder removal.

Report: Surgical robots may be moot in cystectomy

The much-disputed field of robot-assisted surgery took another blow this week when doctors from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center warned that the high-tech procedure may be no better than traditional surgery for patients with invasive bladder cancer.

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Intuitive Surgical's Q2 profits tank but still beat expectations

July 22, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Troubled Intuitive Surgical manages to blow away Wall Street's expectations, even as Q2 profits drop 35% year-over-year.

Intuitive Surgical's profits tank but still beat expectations

California device maker Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) got a major after-hours boost after reporting Q2 numbers that, while still down year-over-year, beat Wall Street's expectations by a mile.

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Study: Robot prostatectomy looks good at 10 years

July 17, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Researchers say that robot-assisted surgery is as good as open surgery in controlling prostate cancer for 10 years.

Study: Robot prostatectomy looks good at 10 years

Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) proved just as good as open surgery in keeping the prostate cancer under control for 10 years following the procedure, according to a new study from researchers at the Henry Ford Hospital.

Nearly 99% of the RARP patients enrolled in the study survived cancer for a decade following surgery and about 73% were recurrence-free and 97.5% of the group was metastasis-free, according to the report.

Appeals court upholds Intuitive Surgical's win in shareholders lawsuit

July 17, 2014 by Brad Perriello

A federal appeals court upholds a lower court's decision to dismiss a shareholders lawsuit accusing Intuitive Surgical and its management of misleading investors.

Appeals court upholds Intuitive Surgical's win in shareholders lawsuit

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Robot surgery becomes a poster child for curbing new health tech

July 11, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Researchers use Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci robotic surgery system as a cautionary tale about the rapid adoption of new technologies that require physician training.

Robot surgery becomes a poster child for curbing new health tech

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